Job Well Done to the Police for Arresting Alleged Killers of AKA

Mar 2, 2024 | Press Releases

The Inkatha Freedom Party in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, as the Official Opposition, welcomes the arrest of the alleged killers of South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and his friend Tibz.

Credit must go to the investigating team under the leadership of KZN Provincial Police Commissioner, Lt General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, who worked tirelessly to ensure that there was a watertight case against the alleged killers.

While we cannot pre-empt the court’s verdict, if the alleged killers are found guilty, we call on the court to show no mercy to them by handing down hefty sentences without any option of parole.

While the IFP welcomes the arrest, it still believes that South Africans and AKA’s family want to know who ordered the killing. Often, those who order these killings are let off the hook. They must also be apprehended. By arresting the ringleader, the Forbes family will find solace.

Furthermore, the arrest of the alleged killers of AKA must also encourage the police to work tirelessly and to hunt-down and bring to book the killers of Amakhosi and councillors.

The IFP believes that crime must be eradicated from our society. Gun-toting assassins have no place in our society; they must be weeded out and sent to jail for the rest of their lives.

We urge the police to also act swiftly to arrest suspects when ordinary citizens are killed. All cases must be prioritised.

There is no death that is acceptable due to crime. All lives matter, irrespective of who is killed.

Hon. Blessed Gwala, MPL
Leader of the Official Opposition and IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson for Community Safety and Liaison,
078 290 5842

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